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Covid and Young Children
  • BCDI-Atlanta promotes COVID-19 vaccines, as recommended by the CDC, for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and up. Through continued monitoring of safety, COVID-19 vaccines have been found to be safe for children and teens. 

  • Many children between the ages of 5 and 17 years old have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

  • The known risks and effects of COVID-19 are far more severe and adverse than having an extremely rare adverse reaction to the vaccine. 

Covid at School
  • BCDI-Atlanta promotes a set infectious disease prevention program being put in place as a part of schools' (or any child-based centers') normal operations to ensure the upmost health and safety of children and their peers in these settings. 

  • The COVID-19-specific prevention strategies used within schools or child-based centers should be tied to the COVID-19 hospital admission levels and specific to the needs of the community being served, such as availability of resources, health status of students, and age of population served. 

  • Parents and children should be advised to stay home when they are sick to avoid the spreading of COVID-19 in larger settings.  

  • Ventilation is also an extremely important factor in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children and adults from COVID-19. Wearing a good mask indoors can assist in less particles being taken in that can lead to being affected by COVID-19, but having effective ventilation plays a huge role in this; even opening windows can be positively impactful. 

  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette also need to be implemented into teaching and throughout the school day. Children should be allotted time to wash their hands before and after lunch, as well as after recess or any other high-touch areas. Also, it is important to implement children in teaching them how to cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough.  

  • High-touch areas, along with the rest of these spaces should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day.  

  • Consideration factors for prioritizing strategies need to include the age of the population being served, students with disabilities, people at risk of becoming extremely ill, equity, availability of resources, communities served, and pediatric-specific considerations. 

Covid at Home
  • BCDI-Atlanta promotes practicing healthy habits with your child, such as washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth properly when you cough or sneeze, and not touching your face frequently after being outside to maintain safety from COVID-19 in home-settings. 

  • Keeping your child safe at home and the outside world when it comes to COVID-19 begins with promoting positive practices in the home. It is crucial to keep your child home if they are not feeling well, or pull them out of the school day, when possible, to ensure their safety as well as their peers.  

  • It is also important to practice wearing a mask in public spaces, washing their hands and respiratory etiquette, and taking care of your child’s mental health.

Additional COVID Resources
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